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Laserblast (1978)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  1 March 1978 (USA)
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A teenager stumbles upon an alien weapon, which transform him into a grotesque killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Milford ...
Billy Duncan
Cheryl Smith ...
Kathy Farley
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Tony Craig
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Sheriff
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Deputy Pete Ungar
Barry Cutler ...
Deputy Jesse Jeep
Mike Bobenko ...
Chuck Boran
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Froggy
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Colonel Farley
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Doctor Mellon (as Roddy McDowell)
Rick Walters ...
Mike London
Simmy Bow ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Franny Walton
Wendy Wernli ...
Carolyn Spicer
Michael Barrere ...
Hip Kid (as Michael Bryar)
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Storyline

Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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alien | desert | gun | laser gun | laser | See more »

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The Original Sci-Fi Classic! See more »

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Sci-Fi

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PG | See all certifications »

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

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Laserblast  »

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Trivia

The "East Coast, Southern California" town depicted in the final scene is actually a left over 1920's Chicago set. Note the "S.M.C. Cartage Co." building in the background after Billy gets vapour actioned to death. The infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre took place in the S.M.C. Cartage Company garage, Chicago 1929. See more »

Goofs

In the exam room when Dr. Mellon tells Billy he's going to give him "a local", the boom mic is visible. See more »

Crazy Credits

"Cragar" is misspelled as "Crager" in the appreciation section. See more »

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Bad Movie, great aliens
16 August 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some awesome stop-motion animation in a bad film. The only good live action in this movie in every scene Eddie Dezen is in. He plays a real dork in this movie, so he is funny. The aliens in the movie, on the other hand, are fabulous. They were designed by David Allen ( *batteries not included ) and Jon Berg ( star wars ). They were animated by Randall Wiliam Cook The Gate ) and David Allen. With all of this talent on board, these aliens are truly majestic and awesome. Stop-motion animation fans need to check this one out for the aliens. I love them! The movie, however, is a drag. 4 out of 10.


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